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The Mediterranean Refugees Crisis and Extreme Right Parties: Evidence from Greece

Sekeris, Petros and Vasilakis, Chrysovalantis (2016): The Mediterranean Refugees Crisis and Extreme Right Parties: Evidence from Greece.

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Abstract

This paper exploits the effect of massive refugees flows to the Greek islands on natives' political attitudes. Our results show a significant effect of refugees' presence on xenophobia. This outcome is robust under FE estimates and IV strategies. Furthermore the particular context of our study and the timing of the elections allow us to dismiss anti-immigration votes being casted for different motives than purely xenophobic reactions.

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